Murderer To Victims' Families: 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot'

Apologizes instead to families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

A convicted murderer stood before the court at his sentencing in January and uttered, "Hands up, don't shoot" in solidarity with Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Fredrick Young had just been handed a life sentence for the 2012 murder of two white teenage boys who came to Detroit looking for drugs. According to various news reports, Young and an accomplice robbed, tortured, and then murdered the two teens and left their lifeless bodies in a vacant field.

During the sentencing, the victims' families addressed their sons' murderer, whose back was turned to them. They poured out their feelings through intense and emotional statements. When it came time for Young to speak, he continued to ignore the grieving families:

I'd like to say sorry to the families of Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner. And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood - and in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say, 'Hands up, don't shoot. Black lives matter.' That's it your honor.

Watch the courtroom drama below: